1/600 F501S Airfix SS Canberra Ocean Liner With P&O Orient Lines Canberra Touris Class Plan and P&O Stationary
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Includes an original, very large fold-out Canberra Tourist Class Plan in 'very good++' condition and measuring 32 by 29 inches. It is very detailed. Also includes two original sheets of P&O stationary ('Oronsay') each in new condition and measuring 8 x 5.5 inches. The actual kit is the Type 3 logo issue in an excellent box with fantastic artwork. Very nicely molded and detailed, like most Airfix ships. Full hull kit with detailed recessed boat deck, individual life boats and full decals. The model has not been started. All parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The large 45,270 ton Canberra was a famous post-WWII P&O ship from the final glory days of ocean liner travel. She was very innovative and it is said that never were so many new concepts pressed into service on one ship. She could carry a total of 3,199 passenger and crew and turn 27.4 knots with her powerful turbo-electric drive. Pressed into service as a troop transport during the Falklands war and nicknamed the 'Great White Whale', she could have been a prime target of the Argentine Air Forces but escaped damage.
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